Can drinking water help in weight loss?
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard the advice that consuming more water can help significantly. The question is how accurate this statement is.
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Even a little dehydration can make you tired and irritable. At such times you start eating refined carbohydrates such as cakes, chips, pancakes, and the like. These foods at least briefly lift our spirits. However, water intake should be a priority. Water sends signals to your brain telling it that you are full enough.
Consuming water speeds up the metabolism. A study published in 2016 in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition showed that mitochondrial function can be improved, which increases the breakdown of fat in cells. Of course, fat breakdown helps in weight loss.
If you are wondering how much water you need to drink to lose weight, know that there is no one right answer. A 2008 study found that premenopausal women who drank more than a liter of water a day lost about five pounds in a year. On the other hand, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of the United States (NAS) claims that adequate daily fluid intake is as follows: about 3.7 liters of water per day for men and about 2.7 liters per day for women.
By: Sarah R.